Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one due to another person's negligence is a devastating experience.
We know that nothing can bring them back, but we hope compensation can help ease the financial burden on your family.
The wrongful death lawyers at Moody Law, P.A. in Lakeland, FL, offer compassionate legal guidance and can protect your family's future.
Defining Wrongful Death
A wrongful death is caused by the negligent, reckless, or malicious actions of another party. Natural deaths, or deaths that were unpreventable, and "accidental" deaths are not classified as wrongful deaths.
For example, if a doctor's negligence caused a birth injury resulting in the loss of an infant, you may be eligible for compensation. However, even in instances in which an individual has died while receiving medical care, it is still necessary to prove that the patient died as a result of a doctor's negligent actions. If the doctor abided by the accepted standard of care, and the patient still died, it may not be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
We know that the time after a family member's death can be confusing and trying. For that reason, we are committed to handling our clients' legal needs so that they can continue the healing process.
Many people don't know what their legal options are in the event of a wrongful death. A diligent and caring wrongful death attorney from Moody Law will help protect your rights and hold negligent individuals accountable for their actions. If you think you have a wrongful death case, we want to hear from you. Request a free consultation at our Bartow, Tampa, or Lakeland legal office today.
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Achieving Justice for Prospective Parents
There's nothing more devastating than the loss of a newborn or infant. If a medical professional's negligence resulted in the loss of your baby, contact our Tampa medical malpractice boutique that focuses on OB-GYN-related cases. We can help hold the responsible parties accountable.
Our Track Record of Success In Wrongful Death Claims
In this wrongful death lawsuit, a nursing home resident died when she was left unattended in her wheelchair. She slipped down in her chair and was choked by her wheelchair's seatbelt. Our wrongful death attorneys reached a substantial six-figure settlement with the nursing home.
Policy Limit Settlement
A 32-year-old mother of three was presenting signs of a pulmonary embolism, but her physician sent her home on two occasions without recognizing the urgency of her condition. She passed away shortly after and our team secured a confidential settlement for the physician’s and medical clinic’s full policy limits of insurance.
A man was shot and killed by a negligent hunter while both were hunting. The shooter had been part of a joint venture with other landowners to operate a hunting club. Our wrongful death attorneys represented his wife and children to secure $800,000 from the hunting club for negligence committed by the shooter.
Our Attorney Discusses Wrongful Death
Understanding Florida's Laws
Florida is a comparative negligence state, meaning that if someone is 51% or more at fault for their own death, no recovery is possible. If they are 50% at fault or less for their death, their family can recover damages, but they will be reduced by the percentage of fault.
Statute of Limitations
In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is two years. This means the family of a deceased person has two years from the date of their passing to file a wrongful death claim before they miss out on being able to recover compensation.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice or another event, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the liable medical professionals or another party. However, certain criteria must be met in order to file a wrongful death claim:
- The individual must be deceased.
- You must be a relative or beneficiary of the victim.
- The individual must have been killed as a result of another party's negligence.
Proving that a death was caused by another person's negligence can be difficult. To maximize your chances of receiving the compensation that you deserve, it is best to hire a qualified wrongful death lawyer. Get started today—put our wrongful death lawyers in Lakeland on the case.
Types of Compensation
If it is determined that the plaintiffs are eligible to receive compensation, they may be able to receive reimbursement for:
- Medical costs
- Funerary costs
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
It may also be possible to file for punitive damages if it can be shown that the defendant acted with wanton disregard for the safety of your loved one. This can be particularly advantageous in medical malpractice cases, as we trust medical personnel to uphold a certain standard of care. When they fall short, punitive damages can help reinforce the fact that they are expected to abide by a higher standard. A wrongful death lawyer from Moody Law can review your case and help determine which damages you can recover.
Helping Clients With Personal Injuries
If you or your loved one have sustained a personal injury due to the negligence of another party, our Lakeland law firm can help you secure compensation for your medical bills, property damage, future related expenses, and more. Whether your injuries are due to medical malpractice, a car accident, or another event, our attorneys are on your side.
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